We recently completed a survey of 804 verified people in our group to better understand how the pandemic may have affected people’s outlook on the future. In collaboration with Jackson, we wanted to find out what the impact of the pandemic had on people’s mindsets.
There are two main takeaways that stood out. The first is the resilience of our people. Although we may have been more vulnerable by virtue of our age, surprisingly, our sense of well-being and our desire to remain engaged in the world were unchanged by the pandemic.
The one area that did show a significant change was around our financial futures. 34% were more anxious now about their financial futures. Additionally, in the qualitative interview components of the survey, we found that those of us who had not given a great deal of thought to retirement savings or our investment strategies were now much more likely to desire information and guidance.
Our 804 survey participants were verified for age, income, geographic location, and employment status. There is a 5% margin of error when applied to the overall population that meets the same criteria.